Category: vintage grand prix


zdjęcie dla Vistuli K.Gębarowska KATARZYNA GĘBAROWSKA
Photographer, exhibitions curator, cultural animator, founder of the Farbiarnia Gallery, director of the 1st International Festival of Analog Photography Lovers — VINTAGE PHOTO FESTIVAL. She studied photography at Lodz Film School and Gender Studies and English Philology at Humboldt University in Berlin. A graduate of “Polish and International Art Market” at the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula. She created “FARBIARNIA” – fine-art photography studio and gallery of fine-art photography in her hometown The City of Bydgoszcz. “Farbiarnia” for Photographers is what literary cafe for writers – a natural creative environment that includes: photographic studio, art gallery, vernissage cafe, workshop space and publishing house. Scholarship-holder of the Mayor of The City of Bydgoszcz and The Marshall of the Kujavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for people involved in artistic creativity and the dissemination of culture.

team-maria-teresa-squared MARIA TERESA SALVATI

Editor-in-chief and founder of Slideluck Editorial ( a new platform with the aim of showcasing the best photographic work from Slideluck events worldwide, and of providing tips and advice for the creation of effective multimedia storytelling.

Former Director of Slideluck London current Director of Slideluck Europe, Maria Teresa works as solo-curator or in collaboration with some of the most renowned photography professionals, to bring compelling photographic multimedia slide shows in London and Europe, since 2008. Co-curated an exhibition and publication produced by Slideluck London, FORMAT International Photography Festival and QUAD, and designed by Akina Factory, called Hungry Still. The project showcases twenty-four of the best international photographers, and it’s a unique photo-cookbook featuring images from each of the artists, anecdotes and recipes. Contributing writer for GUP Magazine: interviews and portfolios of selected artists presented at Slideluck Europe’s events are featured in the magazine, to gain deeper insights into the projects. For many years, she has worked as creative strategist and planner in advertising agencies between London, Milan and Bari.

Adam Mazur 23032012 F©WWieteska ADAM MAZUR
Polish critic, art historian and an americanist, editor-in-chef of the “Shum” Magazine. He worked as a curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. He is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, the Academy of Photography in Warsaw, the University of Arts in Poznan and for Museum Curatorial Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Former editor-in-chef of the “Obieg” Magazine. Member of the Association of Art Historians. Along with Lukasz Gorczyca runs


portret Wojciecha Prażmowskiego

Wojciech Prażmowski was born in 1949 in Częstochowa, Poland. He began working as a photographer in 1968 and participated in the National Exhibition of Fine Art Photography in Czestochowa. In 1975 he graduated from the Skola Vytvarnej Fotografie in Brno, Czech Republic, and from the National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in tsidi, Poland. To date, he has participated in over 300 photographic exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Praimowski has been a member of the Association of Polish Artists Photographers (ZPAF) since 1977. Initially involved in metaphorical photography, with elements of conceptualism, he later produced,photo-ob-jects: His works are held in the collections of the tocii Art Museum, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, The National Museum in Warsaw, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Finalists of the Vintage Grand Prix

The Winner of Vintage Grand Prix 2016 is Izabela Poniatowska and her project “Saints.


The project is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional collection of images of saints in which they are represented with attributes that allow to recognize them. My “saints” are nameless, their attribution is often located on the border of legibility – this is the way a modern society wants to see the saints, because we live in the world which can not be seen only in white and black terms.

The series (which I intend to continue) consists at the moment 7 work (30×45 cm each), made without using a camera. Photographic paper on which it was placed has been subjected to sunlight (each work was exposed for several days). For work I used flowers, fruits and vegetables, as well as transparent paper, on which some elements of the job were painted. Certain batches of photos have been, after the period of exposure, scratched. Original works have not been established, which allowed to owe their color – for this reason, however, I can show on exhibition only the scans of the entire cycle.


The winner of 2nd prize is Marcela Paniak with project “Family stories“.


Photographs from family albums are a testimony to many stories – we watch family photographs and talk to family members to determine our own identity. However, we must always take into consideration the memory factor, which, on one hand, is shaped by photographs and people, and on the other hand, affects the study in many ways. Confronting such an experiment with famous concepts of photography is an interesting experience. Is the reconstruction of our history based on watching family photographs and talking to family members workable at all?

The artworks from the series are made up of the elements such as family photographs and comments coming from various sources. What is more, their use makes us reflect on generally prevalent concepts of photography and also on different than photographic ways of forwarding the history, i.e. writing and telling. It is therefore a reflection on both transience and permanence of what is material and immaterial. In this way, personal photographs and accompanying texts create at the same time a unique and universal message – does photography really perform these functions which we have always thought it does?

The presented practical work “Family stories” combines also with theoretical work „Photography and memory in the study of identity at the example of personal photographs from family albums”. These are two parts of the whole project, which includes such elements as: several months of traveling around Poland, collecting and reproducing family photographs, exploring archives and preparing the family relations scheme, registration and interpretation of told and written family members’ transmissions. All that is just a signal of interest in the topic – this kind of study can last several years or even the whole life.

The winner of 3rd prize is Malwina Adaszek.


This set of photos is my personal journey to childhood times. I wanted to catch the atmosphere of my youngest years of life, when my interests were going around catching a harmony and bound with nature, missing a simple life, life without misery. The polaroid photography (and generally analogue) is a fascinating surprise, I am not able to predict the final effect of shooting. Presented photos are compilation of my sense of esthetic, experience and deep feelings. The lightleaks and imperfection in my opinion emphasize the picture of a fading memories. Polaroids perfectly reflect a nostalghia of the lost days.


It was really difficult to choose winners of Vintage Grand Prix 2016, so Jury decided to give three HONORABLE MENTION:
Paweł Biedrzycki, 14183801_585810248265007_5941533120923589563_n
Mindaugas Gabrenas

Agnieszka Piasecka


Congratulations! Well done to all contestants!
If you want to see whole projects – come to the Vintage Photo Festival 2016!

Where: Dom Towarowy „Jedynak”, ul. Gdańska 15

monday – friday 10:00 – 18:00

saturday 12:00 – 18:00

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